The Emerging-Generation Awards (E-Gen Awards) recognize post-MD, pre-faculty appointment physician-scientists who are meaningfully engaged in immersive research, giving them access to the Joint Meeting and longitudinal programming over a 2-year period. Entry into the ASCI network at this stage is intended to provide peer support and inspiration to stay the course into a physician-scientist faculty appointment.
The E-Gen Awards recognize up to 25 post-MD, pre-faculty appointment physician-scientists who are meaningfully engaged in immersive research.
Nominations are closed for the 2024 E-Gen Awards, and will open in early-fall 2024 for the 2025 E-Gen Awards.
An eligible E-Gen nominee:
- is 3-9 years post-MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent degree
- is actively engaged in research
- does not yet possess a K08 or equivalent Career Development Award (though one may have a favorable score on a K08 or equivalent, just no NOA at the time of nomination)
The typical E-Gen recipient:
- actively presents and publishes their work throughout the stages of their training
- will most likely have at least one first author publication at any training stage
- will have shown leadership and community involvement as indicated by participation on committees both at home institutions and nationally, other awards, and external funding at earlier stages of training (if applicable) and/or currently (e.g., foundation awards)
Early-Career Award Nomination Process:
- Early-Career Award Nomination cycles typically begin in late summer/early fall annually.
- E-Gens are nominated by an ASCI member – this individual does not have to be from the nominee’s institution. The searchable ASCI Directory is linked here (one may search by institution, specialty, etc.).
Award Benefits include:
- Complementary Registration to the AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting
- A $500 honorarium meant to offset the travel expenses associated with the Joint Meeting
- Access to 2 years of Early-Career Award programming detailed here:
Joint Meeting In-Person Programming and Events
In addition to AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting program access, Early-Career Awardees are invited to participate in the following activities at the Joint Meeting:
- Leadership Development Workshop on Networking led by Rangaraj Ramanujam, PhD, Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management
- Early-Career Award Reception
- Small Group Dinners (multidisciplinary/multi-career stage/multi-institution groups)
- ASCI Dinner and New Member Induction Ceremony
- Food & Science Evening – awardees may present a poster during this celebration of the intersection of fine cuisine and science
- ASCI Committee Consulting Membership – 2-year commitment, limited availability
- Virtual Leadership Development Workshops led by Rangaraj Ramanujam, PhD, Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management
- Focus Groups to inform the direction of early-career programming
- Physician-Scientist Pathway Series – exemplary ASCI members engage in informal discussion about the personal and scientific experiences that got them to where they are today
- Scientific Sessions – a monthly spotlight on distinguished investigators and their contributions to the field of biomedical research
- Virtual Poster Sessions with fellow awardees and ASCI members
- Summer Discussion Series with a panel of ASCI members experienced in relevant to topics such as “Insights on Funding,” “Publishing,” and “Running a Research Program”
- Peer Review Groups to discuss with and advise peers on upcoming grant and publication submissions
- Presidential Office Hours with past, present, and future ASCI Presidents, during which they answer questions about the physician-scientist career path
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